As I’m sure we’ve all heard, Twitter is The Next Big Thing. This micro-blogging site allows you to post 140-charater messages to your “followers” and in turn follow the “tweets” of others.
The New York Times has published several great pieces about Twitter in the last few weeks:
- “Gadgetwise: Twitter for Beginners” [a great how-to for those new to the site]
- “All you need to know to Twitter” [a more comprehensive guide, including tips for Facebook integration, tweeting from a mobile device, etc.]
- “Putting Twitter’s World to Use” [yeah, that’s great; but what can it do?]
- “The Chatty Classes: Why Twitter is the last thing D.C. needs” [Matt Bai discusses how politicians use and misuse Twitter]
- “Twitter’s Trouble with Repeat Users” [but is it going to be the next Friendster?]
After reading all that, I’m sure you’re asking how this shiny new Web 2.0 tool could become a Library 2.0 tool. Here are a few examples of twittering libraries:
So what do you think? What can art, architecture, and visual resources libraries do with Twitter that perhaps hasn’t been possible before? How does tweeting support our basic mission(s)? Know of a particularly good example of libraries or librarians using Twitter? Let’s talk about it (and more) in the comments below.